Interested in Working in Philanthropy? | Wednesday, July 17

Philanthropy New York hosts group informational interviews to explore career paths in the philanthropic sector, as part of our “Interested in Working at a Foundation” series. This July, they will provide an opportunity to learn about the field of philanthropy from the perspectives of two leaders in the field.

Join Altaf Rahamatulla, Program Officer at New York Foundation, and Tasha Tucker, Program Director, Racial Justice at Trinity Church Wall Street, as they discuss career path experiences in both the philanthropic sector.

  • When:  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
  • Where: Philanthropy New York, 320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017
  • Members of PNY & Partner Orgs:  $0.00
  • Non-Members: $0.00
Philanthropy New York members who receive requests for informational interviews from jobseekers may refer those individuals to us for this session.


  • The advantages and challenges of a career in philanthropy
  • The range of jobs at an organization and some general day-to-day responsibilities
  • The structure and possible priorities of foundations you may encounter on your job search
  • A realistic picture of the competencies corporate and private foundations may value in potential new hires and the number of jobs available in the field at a given time

This session will not include

  • Specific job leads
  • Referrals
  • Individual interviews with contacts within the field


Designed for

Individuals interested in learning about careers in the field of philanthropy.


  • Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague, please click on the “Register Now” link above.
  • Non-PNY members: Create an account or log in above and click the Register Now link.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

Become a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF)

UPDATE: We will host an information session that will also be live-streamed on Tuesday, September 24, from 1:00 – 1:50 PM in Room 1109. If interested, please register here.

The PMF Program Office will also be leading webinars for candidates on the following dates:

  • Friday, September 27, 2019, from 2:00 – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    This session is open to all disciplines
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 4:00 – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)
    This session is open to all disciplines, with a specific focus on diversity and inclusion
For more information, see their news and events page.

Presidential Management Fellows Program

Are you a final year student or recent graduate interested in joining the next cohort of emerging government leaders at the federal level? Consider applying for the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program, a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.

Candidates selected for the opportunity will be appointed for a two-year term with full salary and benefits and receive intensive training on leadership, management, policy, and other relevant topics. Past PMFs from Columbia School of Social Work have worked at agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The tentative dates for the upcoming PMF Class of 2020 application cycle (October 3-17, 2019) are now posted on their 2020 Application page, where you can find detailed information on EligibilityApplication ProcessApplication Tips, and Assessment Process. You can also access the 2020 PMF Assessment Preparation Guide.

Stay tuned for a PMF Webinar that we will host in early Fall, prior to the application period. If you’re interested and would like to stay informed, please fill out this form.

Acacia Network Employment Recruitment Events | Tuesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 18


Dates: Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AND
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
Location: 400 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY (Entrance on Webster Ave.)

Acacia Network – A progressive community based development organization offering a broad range of behavioral, mental and community health services has openings for caring, compassionate, dedicated people who desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

  • Full Time, Part Time, Per Diem -All Shifts/All Boroughs
  • Immediate Hires Possible
  • Bring multiple copies of your resume, license and/or certifications

*Bilingual-Spanish/English a plus*

If you are unable to attend this recruitment event, please send your resume to Email: [email protected] or Fax: 347.649.3105. For more information on our organization, please visit


  • Social Workers/ Client Care Coordinators (LMSW/LCSW)
  • Case Managers/Housing Specialists
  • Program Directors/Assistant Directors/Supervisors
  • Senior Case Managers/ Senior Case Workers
  • Vocational Counselors
  • Shift Supervisors
  • Operations Aides/ Operations Managers
  • Director of Social Services

NSWM Chats with the CEO | Thursday, June 27

NSWM invites you to an exclusive opportunity to:

  • Find out more about our programs and how you can participate
  • Get to know our leader up close and personal
  • Learn more about NSWM

“Ask me anything!”
~ Lakeya Cherry ’07

Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PDT / 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Zoom Details:
Join URL:
Meeting ID: 637-819-9503

RSVP & Submit Questions Here

Questions? Email [email protected]

iRelaunch Return to Work Conference – New York | Thursday, October 3

Thursday, October 3, 2019 – 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Columbia University Lerner Hall

The iRelaunch Return to Work Conference is a day of intensive education and networking that will give you the strategy, tools, confidence and connections to help you return to work.

This Conference is for anyone who has the desire to get back to work regardless of your industry or field, the length of your career break, or the reason for your break (child or elder care, health issues, pursuit of a personal interest, etc.).

You Can Expect:

  • Special presentations on strategies, resumes, interviews and networking
  • Employers offering job search advice for Relaunchers
  • Recruiters who want to meet YOU
  • Career specialists sharing information about their services for Relaunchers
  • Hundreds of experienced, educated Relaunchers just like you!
  • A judgment-free zone where employers and peers are NOT concerned about your career gap!

You Will Learn:

    • Top strategies to guide you through your relaunch
    • How to leverage social media for your job search
    • Ways to identify your transferable skills and consider new careers based on them
    • How to build your personal “elevator pitch”
    • What other programs and career services are available for Relaunchers

You Will Have Opportunities To:

  • Ask recruiters anything you’ve ever wanted to know about the job search process
  • Network with recruiters from our employer sponsors
  • Hear inspirational return-to-work success stories that will invigorate your job search

You Will Leave With:

  • The beginnings of a personalized, step-by-step return to work plan
  • Connections with employers interested in hiring Relaunchers
  • Knowledge of the top strategies for your relaunch
  • A network of peers seeking to re-enter the workforce
  • Confidence, energy and optimism!

And much more!


Additional details can be found in the links below.

UN Volunteers Career Webinar | Tuesday, June 18 (limited spots available)

As part of the “Women Volunteers around the world” campaign, UN Volunteers programme and Impactpool have co-organized a free webinar to tell you more about UNV programme, the application process, and this unique organization’s work culture.

No matter where you are, you are welcome to join this online presentation on June 18, 2019 at 8:00 (EST) Check your time zone

Together, Ms. Iram Batol and Mr. Manuel Brakaj will give you an overview of UNV programme, some insight into the available opportunities along with tips to strengthen your application.

Register now

The webinar is open to anyone, limited spots.
A recording will be made available for all via Impactpool website within 1 week. Find all webinars from organizations and career coaches.

The United Nations Volunteers

Every day, millions of individuals across the planet engage in development initiatives through volunteer actions – both large and small – in order to improve conditions for others and for themselves, their families and communities. Individual and collective action has a major impact on peace and development. Volunteer action was pivotal to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and will be even more decisive for the Impact 2030 agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme has evolved greatly over the past 42 years in terms of the size and spread of its mandate, results and activities, driven by the changing external environment for peace, development and the eradication of poverty, by the wider acknowledgment of the role of volunteerism globally and by intergovernmental legislation. In 2006, the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board confirmed UNV’s business model, leading to UNV being operational in three domains:

  • mobilizing volunteers to enable more people to be directly involved in humanitarian, peace building and post conflict recovery, as well as sustainable development and poverty eradication work of the UN;
  • advocating for volunteerism and civic engagement in peace and development; and
  • pursuing the integration of volunteerism across policy, legislation and programming as well as delivering on internationally agreed development goals.

Find out about System requirements

Learn more about UNV and find all current UNV vacancies

Managing Your Job Search

Searching for a job, whether as a first-time job seeker or experienced professional, can feel like a roller coaster ride, filled with moments of hope, excitement, frustration, and disillusionment.

While there’s no quick, simple, or guaranteed way to smooth-sail through the process, there are tips, tools, and resources you can refer to that may help facilitate the journey. Take a look at a few below:

Strategies for Success in Your New Job

Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time or transitioning to a different role or career, starting a new job can be both exciting and daunting. Ensuring that you make a strong first impression takes more than just skill and mental preparedness. Consider the following strategies to start.

  • Define your goals and expectations: Discuss what’s expected of you and how your performance will be measured with your manager off the bat — it will show that you’re not only invested in the organization, it will also highlight your enthusiasm and initiative to contribute towards its goals.
  • Invest in building relationships: Take time not only to meet your immediate colleagues but with staff at all levels of the organization. Building connections early on can lead to great work alliances, friendships/support networks, and even formal and informal mentorships, which can be crucial for advancement in your career.
  • Watch and learn: Observe your surroundings and the general office culture, including how people interact with one another and get things done. These insights can help you understand unwritten rules and expectations of the workplace, as well as factors that are critical to success in the organization.

For more tips, take a look at these insights from Michael Watkins, author of The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter.

FREE LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) Certification Program Now Accepting Applications

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) at The LGBT Community Center is now accepting applications! Spots are currently open for the next two cohorts: three-month cycles, running July-September and October-December of 2019. Please encourage your staff to apply here – the deadline to apply is June 24th.

LIFT is an exciting, completely free opportunity to gain additional knowledge in order to help create and sustain affirming homes for LGBTQ youth. Staff members who are currently working with families or supervising staff members working with families are great candidates. Individuals with an LMSW or LCSW are eligible for certification from The Center and up to 27 CEU credits. Individuals without a license, or another license such as an LMFT or LMHC, are still eligible for certification from The Center and are encouraged to apply.

The LGBTQ Institute for Family Therapy (LIFT) Certification Program:

  • Is the first and only LGBTQ specific family therapy certification program in the greater New York City area

  • Meets the needs of clinicians who work with families involved with ACS across the five boroughs

  • Offered over either a six-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month) or three-month period (meets for one full day training session and one half day clinical coaching session each month with independent work completed between sessions)

  • Confers 27 CEU credits for LMSWs and LCSWs upon completion

  • May be used in lieu of current ACS LGBTQ in-service training requirements

If you have already participated in LIFT and refer a colleague, you may be eligible for a $100 gift card upon that person’s successful completion of the program–so make sure to spread the word!

If you have any questions, please contact Lindsey Hennawi, Family Permanency Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 646.358.1703.